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  • Four 'staycation' homes featured in Service League's annual Housewalk

    Living at the four homes featured in an upcoming Service League of Crystal Lake Housewalk is like being on a permanent vacation, event organizers say.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • MCCD's 'Outdoor Fest!' targets youth

    Younger generations, this one’s for you. Looking to complement April’s Earth Day festivities and to ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • cast can’t save ‘Leave You’

    Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody’s stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an airc ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:11 pm
  • Review: A funny, dramatic, unique ‘Intelligent Life’

    “An exceptional achievement by an artist, author or the like, that is unlikely to be equaled by that person or anyone else; stroke of genius” – defini ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Fest brings best in foreign film to Woodstock

    Embrace the subtitles.In its 12th year, the Woodstock International Film Festival – scheduled Sept. ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • 10 fresh ways to use butternut squash

    Just as you’re finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn’s overabundance of butternut squash hits you. Time ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Recipe of the Week: Chewy Chocolate Cherry Bars

    Chewy Chocolate Cherry BarsMakes 3 dozen1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs1/2 cup butter, melted1 1/2 ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • A sweet take on tsimmes

    Although tsimmes – a traditional part of the Rosh Hashana meal – generally is considered a sweet stew of carrots and other root vegetables, we decided ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Kugel made rich with apples, honey

    Similar to a bread pudding held together by a rich, creamy custard, our apple-honey kugel is a perfect dessert for fall, as well as a fine dish for yo ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Whole grains and honey make for healthy snack cake

    My grandma Ursula relied on honey to solve nearly any culinary or health problem. Have a nagging nighttime cough? Swallow a spoonful of honey. Chocola ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • The Search For Signs and Lily Tomlin’s Artistic Influence

    In The Search for Signs for Intelligent Life in the Universe , Lily Tomlin portrayed an entire cast of characters in this one-woman show. She went on ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Controversial One-Person Show Focuses on Apple and Its Business Practices at Raue Center for the Arts

    The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs , a monologue written and performed by Mike Daisey in 2010, then transformed into a one-person show, has trave ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • ‘Dolphin 2’ an immersive adventure

    Containing all the elements that made the 2011 original boy and his dolphin story a hit with audiences and critics, Charles Martin Smith’s “Dolphin Ta ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 4:21 pm
  • Raue presents controversial play based on Steve Jobs

    Agree or not with the message behind “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” it’s entertaining and important, say those behind the controversial pl ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • McBride mixes it up on new album, tour

    At first glance, an album full of R&B and soul covers might seem like an oddity for country star Martina McBride.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Woodstock native performs with Ravinia's Poi Dog Pondering

    A fan of old records, Dag Juhlin of Woodstock was browsing through a table of worn album covers when one caught his eye.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Harvard church volunteers accomplish good deeds for community in single day

    Some people feel a certain satisfaction from having nothing between themselves and the elements but a thin nylon tent – but just for a weekend camping ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • What is Raue Center’s $1000 Club?

    Independent, non-profit theatres like Raue Center for the Arts seek help from the community to continue to bring the arts to all audiences. There are ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • ‘Identical’: Shake, rattle and replicate

    Here’s a bit of Elvis Presley trivia that might surprise some: The King was a twin. His brother was stillborn, and Presley, by some accounts, was haun ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Survivors seek ‘hope through dance’

    More than 100 dancers will take the stage Sept. 5 at the Woodstock Opera House to offer hope to survivors of suicide.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • 'Gone Girl,' 'Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall

    Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through “generals.”Looki ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Recipe of the Week: Rum Pound Cake

    Rum Pound Cake1 pound butter, softened12 eggs, room temperature3 cups sugar3 cups flour1 teaspoon va ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • Book: "Project (Baby) ManagementAuthor: Dawn Karlovsky of AlgonquinPublisher: Self-published through ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • FYI Network's 'Best in Bridal' featuring Complete Bridal of East Dundee shop to air sneak peek

    “Best in Bridal,” a new bridal reality series featuring Complete Bridal of East Dundee, will air a sneak peek at 9 p.m. Sept. 2 on FYI Network.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 5:09 pm
  • Under One Sky Benefit to support family’s mission

    Ben and Kristen Choitz have been traveling to Zambia since 2008 to minister to residents of the poverty-stricken area of Chongwe. They launched their ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 5:41 pm
  • ‘As Above’ so-so as horror flick

    “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” is the inscription uncovered by a gang of 20-something treasure hunters in the catacomb-hopping horror flick, “ ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Ex-007 actor spying again in ‘Nov. Man’

    One-time 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson’s “The November Man,” playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nick ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival schedule

    Aug. 29Food vendors/Beer Garden: 3 to 10:30 p.m.Carnival: 3 to 10:30 p.m.Carnival ride wristbands: 3 ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Superstar lineup: Bands, carnival and more close out summer at LITH fest

    With 15 children between them, the band members of HiFi Superstar are all about family entertainment.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Move means more to do at Richardson Farm

    Just about everything at Richardson Farm is on the move. Go there, and you probably will be, too.Yes ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 4:20 pm
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